Editorial

Let’s welcome Lent

WITH Ash Wednesday, we enter a new season of Lent. In spite of the gloom and austerity usually associated with it, there’s actually something new and bright to it.

Not human

MAYBE worse than the problem of drugs or any other prevailing social ills such as the ubiquitous graft and corruption in all levels of government is the degeneration of the Filipino psyche. 

Catholic media in challenging times

THIS January 19, the Jesuit Communications and Signis Philippines spearheaded in convening the forum “Catholic Media in Challenging Times,” at the Lay Formation Center in Makati.   

God and the world

WE need to clarify a few points about the relation between God and the world in general. While it’s true that a number of gospel passages picture the world as bad, it does not mean that God and the world are inherently opposed to each other.

Shall we leave it to congress?

THE Constitution being the basic law of the land is the bases of all consequent laws that will be passed by Congress. Changing it therefore is so consequential.  Is this present congress up to the task of coming up with a new one?  

Year of the clergy and religious

AS part of the 9-year plan of preparation of the 5th centennial of the Christianization of the Philippines in 2021, our bishops have declared 2018 as Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.

Advent a period of love-filled waiting

YES, that’s what the liturgical season of Advent is. It’s a period of a love-filled waiting not only for the most joyous Christmas, the birth of Christ, but also and most especially of the second coming of Christ.

Marriage as foundation of the family

THE full reality of a family as ordinarily perceived has the following three constituent factors:  father, mother and children—all together considered as one intimate domestic community. 

Red Wednesday for modern martyrs

BELIEVE it or not, the global persecution of Christians today is at historic peak.  But this does not hit the headlines.